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Dear Yuletide Author

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Dear Yuletide Author

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Dear Yuletide Author:

First of all, thank you so much for writing a story for me! Any fic with these characters will make me happy, so please just write what seems fun and interesting to you!

If it’s helpful, here are some things about my general preferences:

I like slash, gen and het equally (I tend to read less F/F, but when it's right for the characters and the story I enjoy it)—I’ll be as happy with a G story as I will with one that’s NC-17--same for anything in between.

H/c is bulletproof for me, especially of the minor-injury/sick!fic/comfort!fic variety. Give character A the flu and have character B look after him/her and I’ll be yours for life.

If you do feel like writing porn, I’m quite partial to kink, if you can make it plausible for the characters. Any kind of sensation play/ pain play is great, including guns and knives,as long as it’s RACK. I have a soft spot for AMTDI and fuck-or-die fic.

If it's something you're interested in, I like fic that explores altered mental states, dissociation and the effects of PTSD.

I love crossovers, so if for some reason we’ve matched on more than one fandom, feel free to mix and match. I don’t really like AUs, unless it’s in the service of a crossover.

Other things: being in dubious battle; unexpected moments of empathy; compassion; connection; courage; honor; competency--but also moments of uncertainty and failure.

Things I don't like: mpreg; watersports; alpha/omega stuff; non-canonical character deaths; infidelity, kid!fic and fluffy animal!fic.

Also: I love fic exploring spirituality and religious practices of all kinds, including Christianity, but my enjoyment of fic about the cozier cultural aspects of Christmas is pretty limited (which is a roundabout way of saying, no Christmas!fic, please-though if you want to write me some Chanukah fic, especially for canonically Jewish characters, that would be great)

Ripper Street
(Reid, Jackson, Drake and Deborah Goren)

Any combination of these characters would be wonderful! Any slash pairings that intrigue you are fine with me (including threesomes)--and I'm intrigued by Reid's affair with Deborah, so an exploration of that would be great too. But a gen fic about the tempestuousness of their day-to-day relationships would also be lovely!

One thing I'd love is a fic that filled in the missing story of how Reid and Jackson first met.

I'm intrigued by Jackson's past in America, Bennet's past with the army in North Africa, and Deborah's past in Eastern Europe and journey to England, and I'd love fic that explored any of those scenarios, whether in relation to the "present" of the show or not.

The Raven Cycle
Ronan Lynch, Gansey

These guys are my favorite characters, but I like all the other characters, too (including Blue and her family and the other Lynch brothers) so feel free to bring them in.

Slash, UST or gen is fine here--just interested in the intensity of the relationship. Back story seems to be my theme this year, and I would love a fic about the year before first book starts--perhaps about Ronan's seeming suicide attempt. But I also find Gansey's sense that he looks after everyone and no one looks after him very touching, and would love to see Ronan caring for him somehow--in a Ronan-esque way, of course!

George Mallory

Wow! If we matched on this, dear author, you can do no wrong! Of course, I crave Everest expedition fic, of any kind. No need to write about the tragic en in 1924--just any characters, sharing tents, reading poetry to each other, dealing with the weather and other hardships, etc. all would be awesome! I think what interests me most about Mallory is the way sheer physical grace could be its own kind of heroism--so other people's views of him might be particularly interesting.

Of course, if you want to tackle other parts of Mallory's life, that would be fantastic, too!

W.E. Rivers, Billy Prior

I think my dream fic for this would be something that takes place during the time Prior stays with Rivers in The Eye in the Door (assuming the Regeneration tag covers the whole trilogy). They have such an intimate and multi-layered relationship by that point in the story, if not an altogether comfortable one, and I'd love to see an exploration of it. A wonderful story along these lines was written a few years ago for someone else; I enjoyed it immensely, and it left me wanting more fics in that vein.

Slash, gen or anything in between is fine!

Now, if you do feel like writing porn, feel free to put Prior with anybody else, male or female, and let loose any or all of his canonical kinks (I am fine with the sadism).

I’d also love a crossover here—import a character from another fandom on the list or one I've written in before (masterlist on AO3), give them shell shock, and let Rivers treat them.

Thank you again, dear author! Please do write something that's fun for you to write, even if it has nothing to do with these optional details!
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